One couple from Childers, Bunberberg region in Australia have finaly decided to retire from commercial avocado farming.

Their retirement comes after 5 decades of producing avocado fruit.

The couple have instead decide to move to focus on avocado skin care products.

A number of reasons led them to call it quits.

One has to do with age. Old age has caught up with them.

They do not have the strength to continue doing the hard work associated with avocado production.

Second has to do with lack of water supply.

The two wells which supplied thier avocado farm with water have dried.

Lack of water has therfore made it impossible to continue avocado farming.

Third, theft of their avocado has increased significantly leading to loss.

These factors and many more, have made the couple to hang their boots–forever.

Here below is a report by one publication about their avocado growing journey…

Tom and Donna Duncan are harvesting the final commercial crop of avocados from their Childers property.

Avocado Acres is reputed to be the oldest avocado orchard in the Bundaberg Region.

A Childers avocado orchard, reputedly the first such orchard in the region, is scaling back its commercial operation as owners Tom and Donna Duncan OAM focus on their avocado oil skincare range.

Avocado Acres, a 13 hectare (32 acre) property established almost 50 years ago virtually in the heart of Childers, is owned by the prominent local couple.

Donna is well-known for her leading role in caring to survivors of the 2000 Childers Backpacker Hostel fire while Tom has a long and respected association with the local agricultural sector and significant involvement with the Childers Show Society .

The decision by Tom and Donna follows the recent final commercial harvest from the property which at its peak boasted 1000 […]

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